I appreciate all the encouragement and offers of help to run for the Seattle School Board but I have concluded that it's just not the right time in my life to do so.
It's bittersweet to say no because I believe that I know this district and I care deeply about public education. I would have worked my hardest to get elected and, if elected, would have become part of a team - the School Board - to create better academic outcomes for all students in public education.
My husband always wanted me to run. But he was my biggest supporter, my sounding board and a shoulder to lean on and it's just too soon to do this without him.
Naturally, I will try to interview all the candidates, do my research and come up with my best recommendations. I will try to announce all candidate forums so you can find at least one chance to meet and hear the candidates for School Board speak. (Please let me know about any in your neighborhood - I don't want to miss any of them.)